Marine Mammal Commission

2022 Marine Mammal Commission Letters and Agency Responses

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Application from Kathleen Hunt to import and export marine mammal parts for scientific research.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Detailed Commission comments and recommendations on proposed amendments to the North Atlantic right whale vessel speed strike reduction rule.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Final Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion project in Barataria Bay, Louisiana.

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US Army Corps of Engineers and Louisiana Deepwater Horizon Trustee Implementation Group

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Notice of Intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement assessing amendments to the Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Adam Pack to conduct research on humpback whales and other cetaceans.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Dennis Clegg to export and conduct research on marine mammal parts.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Elsie Sunderland to import marine mammal parts for scientific research.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Robert DiGiovanni Jr. to conduct research on marine mammals in the U.S. waters from Maine to Virginia.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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2023-2028 Proposed Program for National Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing and draft programmatic environmental impact statement.

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Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

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Application from Alison Stimpert to conduct research on cetaceans in the Pacific Ocean.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Ann Zoidis to conduct research on cetaceans in the north Atlantic and Pacific oceans.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Draft revisions to the Guidelines for Preparing Stock Assessment Reports Pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Robin Baird to conduct research on marine mammals in the Pacific Ocean.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Finding on a petition to revise the critical habitat designation for the North Pacific right whale.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application for U.S. Navy to take marine mammals incidental to conducting training activities in the Gulf of Alaska.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Proposed wind energy areas for commercial wind energy leasing in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

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Draft environmental assessment for commercial wind energy leasing and site assessment and site characterization activities in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

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Comments and recommendations on proposed amendments to the North Atlantic right whale (NARW) vessel strike reduction rule.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Draft revisions to the Process for Injury Determination, Distinguishing Serious from Non-Serious Injury of Marine Mammals.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from the Marine Mammal Center to conduct research on cetaceans in California.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Randall Wells to conduct research on cetaceans in Florida.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Request for information regarding the Approaches to Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts Port Access Route Study.

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U. S. Coast Guard

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Request for peer reviewers for NMFS’s update to its Technical Guidance for Assessing the Effects of Anthropogenic Sound on Marine Mammal Hearing.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Chicago Zoological Society to import and export marine mammal parts.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from the Marine Mammal Health and Stranding Response Program to conduct research and enhancement on cetaceans and pinnipeds.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Brandon Southall to conduct research on cetaceans in California.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from James Hain to conduct research on North Atlantic right whales.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Matson’s Laboratory to import, export, and receive marine mammal teeth.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Jim Darling to conduct research on humpback whales in Hawaii and Alaska.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Craig Matkin to conduct research on killer whales in Alaska.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Revised application from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game to conduct research on ice seals in Alaska.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Notice of Intent to prepare a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for Aquaculture Opportunity Areas in the Gulf of Mexico.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from North Slope Borough to import and export marine mammal samples.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Dr. Heidi Pearson, University of Alaska Southeast, to amend her permit to conduct research on cetaceans in Alaska.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Renewal of permit application instructions related to the Marine Mammal Protection Act and Endangered Species Act.

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U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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Application from North Slope Borough to conduct research on polar bears in Alaska.

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U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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Application from National Museum of Natural History to import and export marine mammal samples.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Dr. Lars Bejder to amend his permit to conduct research on cetaceans in the Pacific Ocean.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center to conduct research on cetaceans in the Pacific Ocean.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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North Atlantic right whale protections:  follow-up to May 2022 Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Team meeting.

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Marine Mammal Fisheries Service

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Application from St. George Traditional Council to conduct research on pinnipeds on St. George Island, AK.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from UC Santa Cruz to import dugong samples.

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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Application from Alaska Fisheries Science Center to conduct research on polar bears in Alaska.

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U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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Request for information for use in a 5-year Endangered Species Act status review of the North Pacific right whale.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Alaska Department of Fish and Game to conduct research on walruses in Alaska.

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U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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Application from Dr. Anthony Pagano, U.S. Geological Survey, to conduct research on captive polar bears.

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U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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Request for information for use in a 5-year Endangered Species Act status review of the North Atlantic right whale.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Marine Mammals Management to conduct research on northern sea otters in Alaska.

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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Application from Dr. Jay Rotella, Montana State University, to conduct research on pinnipeds in Antarctica.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Dr. Deborah Giles, Wild Orca, to conduct research on cetaceans in the Pacific Ocean.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Dr. Allyson Hindle, University of Nevada Las Vegas, to conduct research on pinnipeds in Antarctica

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Dr. Lesley Thorne, Stony Brook University, to conduct research on cetaceans in the New York Bight.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Alaska Department of Fish and Game to conduct research on pinnipeds in Alaska.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Marine Life Studies to conduct research on cetaceans in Monterey Bay.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Sealight Pictures to film gray seals at the Isles of Shoals and Monomoy Island.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Changqun Zhang, Texas A&M University, to import samples from finless porpoises.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application Dr. Heather Liwanag to amend her permit to conduct research on northern elephant seals in California.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Zoological Society of San Diego to import and export samples from cetaceans and pinnipeds.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Notice of intent to prepare an environmental assessment on commercial wind leasing in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

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Application from Dr. Randall Davis to conduct research on northern sea otters in Alaska.

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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Application from The Whale Museum to conduct research on Southern Resident killer whales in Washington.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Notice of Intent to prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement and to hold public scoping meetings to consider designating the marine portions of the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument as a National Marine Sanctuary.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Notice of Intent to prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Draft restoration plan 3 and environmental assessment for marine mammals and other resources.

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Deepwater Horizon Mississippi Trustee Implementation Group

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Draft 2021 Stock Assessment Reports.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Comments and recommendations on the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary draft management plan and environmental assessment.

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National Marine Fisheries Service

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Application from Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium to import two walruses for public display.

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U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

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